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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat Kansas City Chiefs in historic hometown Super Bowl LV win

by Kayla Springmyer

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Super Bowl LV Champions after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. The Bucs accept the Lombardi Trophy for the first time since 2003, and only the second time in franchise history.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The historic game was held in Tampa Bay, Florida at Raymond James Stadium, therefore making the Bucs the first team in Super Bowl history to play and win at their home stadium.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Super Bowl looked a little different than it has in previous years. A limited number of fans were allowed to attend – 7,500 of whom were vaccinated healthcare professionals invited by the NFL.

Tom Brady earned the Super Bowl MVP Award for the fifth time in his career. The 43-year-old led the Bucs offense, throwing for three touchdowns and completing 21 of 29 passes. This was Brady’s 10th Super Bowl appearance and 7th victory.

The Kansas City Chiefs were heavily favored to win, so the outcome comes as a shock to many NFL fans. Important factors to note include both of the Chiefs’ starting tackles being out, as well as Patrick Mahomes playing through his turf toe injury.

Chiefs vs. Buccaneers | Super Bowl LV Game Highlights

While the new NFL champions can’t celebrate at Disney’s annual Super Bowl parade, Brady and longtime teammate Rob Gronkowski still got to be a part of the traditional “I’m Going to Disney World!” ad.

Super Bowl 55 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tom Brady And Rob Gronkowski Are 'Going to Disney World'

The magic will continue today, Monday, Feb. 8, for Gronkowski as he’ll spend a fun afternoon at Walt Disney World, experiencing some of the resort’s most popular attractions.

Meanwhile, planning is already underway for Brady’s return to Walt Disney World Resort, likely to happen in the coming months. This will be his fourth visit to “The Most Magical Place on Earth” following a Super Bowl victory, the most of any player in history.

You can check out Brady’s last appearance in Walt Disney World’s Super Bowl MVP Parade from 2019 in the video below:

Tom Brady and Julian Edelman Celebrate Super Bowl LIII Victory at Disney World

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